I am officially set for fall. A successful Candles From The Keeping Room order was placed and received. Honestly, I could probably scent my house for a few falls after this big mama arrived. And given the longevity of Carol's creations that really isn't too far off the mark.
Sticky Cinnamon Bun cuttable- Warmly spiced rolls dripping with royal icing. And look how stinking cute! $4.25
Crisp and Candied cuttable- Delicious Christmas. Jovial apples, merrily shining like rubies and emeralds in honor of glad tidings, nestled in a copper bowl. Woods, spice and pomanders, trimmings just for this armful of Christmas apples. $7.50
Pumpkin shaped tarts in:
Butternut Pumpkin- Pumpkin desserts baked with cinnamon, clove and almond extract. Topped with vanilla marshmallow cream and caramelized. A new favorite.
Frost on the Pumpkin- Golden honeyed pumpkin and spice. Mellow and sweet. Brilliant.
Pumpkin Wreath- Pumpkins and apples and spice grounded with woods, earth, leaves and a drop of maple syrup. Rich and gratifying.
Ultimate Sugar Cookie- One of the richest cookies I have smelled in wax. Vanilla heavy and wonderful.
Amish Quilt is a repurchase. One of the sweetest and best spice-centric Amish Quilt blends out there.
The Keeping Room- I cannot believe I have not smelled this one before. It is a vanilla clove dream. Just a splash of almond to smooth it out. Comforting bliss.
Apple Cobbler Delight- Jacqui gifted me a tart in this many moons ago and I loved it. It was the one big request I had for Carol and she made it! I love Carol's attention to her customers and how she strives to fulfill everyone's scent wishes. This is a special apple cinnamon scent that is sweetened with glugs apple juice and cider, a teaspoon of homemade vanilla extract.
Apple Dumpling- Hot and warm cinnamon apples baked with red and green and yellow pear slices. But with that extra hit of burning cinnamon. Love it.
Aspen Caramel Woods- Don't let the name fool you, this is a fruity floral gourmand perfume scent featuring jasmine and plums drenched in caramel. The dulcet scent can suggest soft woods with vanilla.
Woodland Foliage- Evergreen trees from the rooty ground up to the resinous needles, sugared with crushed wild strawberries and earthy with patchouli leaves.
Merlin's Forest, another repurchase, ahhhh that old hippy Merlin. Making magic among the trees. His sorcery smells like nag champa and feathery amber.
Blood Orange Patchouli- Yes mama. Patchouli, dusty and brown, crumbling and dry like leaf litter on a woodland floor. Dried dimpled crescents of grapefruit, orange and lemon peels add luminance to the forest bed. IN LOVE.
Juniper Berry & Cedar is a repurchase. On cold there is a little harshness of green from the juniper and dry cedar but it warms and softens upon melting and the citrus pulls out some sweet roundness. A favorite for serenely scenting the atmosphere.
Aspen Winter, a repurchase and dupe for Bath & Body Works Winter scent. A favorite.
Christmas Cabin- Bayberry, cranberry and cinnamon create a woody Christmas cabin vibe indeed.
Balsam and Citrus, a repurchase times about ten. Between this one, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Plumberry Spice, Carol has all my Christmas favorites. This one is candied orange peel, crusted with crystal sweetness infused with tender Christmas tree incense.
Spun Peppermint, repurchase, light peppermint oil swirled with cotton candy, vanilla, frosting and candy. I almost swear I detect that ever famous Fresh Picked Strawberry hidden in a peppermint nook.
The generous bag of free sampled adorned with the most winsome pumpkin in the patch.
I got an ear of corn! <3
Brown Sugar Pound Cake- Vanilla sour cream pound cake shaped in a bundt pan with a slightly caramelized sugar crust. Slightly plastic on cold but that will melt off nicely I bet.
Pumpkin Rice Crispy Treats- Excellent! A true pumpkin treat scent. The marshmallow and puffed rice of Krispies shines through with the candied pumpkin and placid spice.
Jelly Filled Pumpkin Donut- Red medley of berry jelly filling a pumpkin batter donut and snowed with powder sugar.
Sweet Pomegranate and Orange- Tart, sugared and juicy with a bit of soft floral. Strong on the citrus.
Twisted Peppermint- Icy, sweet and perfect. This will be high on my list for the next time I can order.
Marc Jacobs Honey- A pretty floral perfume that reminds me of a more subtle and powdery version of Elizabeth Arden's Sunflowers.
Mont Blanc Legend- Mmmmmmm... sexy man without smelling too strongly of harsh cologne. Rounder and furred with vetiver grass.
Gin and Tonic- Lime and genteel juniper with a splash of gingered soda. I quite like it.
Angelica- Bombastic floral. A dupe of some perfume I am sure.
Turquoise Sky- The beach. A little citrus and aquatic tones of salty sea air. Driftwood. Vetiver? Is this the Calypso scent from The Bathing Garden? Hmmm.
There goes one of my favorite Candles From The Keeping Room orders ever, documented for posterity. I am head over heels and will have some festive and strong smelling scents to herald in the holidays. Carol will be opening again for orders October 8th if you want to catch it. Make sure you are a member of her Facebook group and watch for her to announce the website as open.